The Shooting Gallery Project Space recently showed artist Lauren Napolitano‘s intriguing journey home in her latest installation entitled “A Well Marked Path”. Napolitano’s work is influenced by traditional Mexican pottery and basket work, featuring patterned line work over various antique items. The artist holds a deep connection with found objects, and with a steady hand makes her marks across their surface.
Her installation heavy artwork often takes the patron through by-gone eras, and even hints at things to come.
Treasured mementos are carefully culled through an ongoing search. “I love the feeling and act of discovery,” Napolitano reveals, “so I am always picking stuff up along the way. I can remember where I picked up every item I’ve collected and my home has become a nest of sorts…a place for safe keeping.”
Napolitano is entirely self-taught and has been creating work for nearly a decade.
To find out more about this show, and any available artwork visit: http://www.shootinggallerysf.com/project-space/lauren-napolitano/
– Written Photographed by Michael Cuffe for Warholian
Lauren and more of her work can be found here: http://peptalk.tumblr.com
PHOTOS FROM THE INSTALLATION AND OPENING: